Archive for August, 2011

Ba Dinh Square, Hanoi

Ba Dinh Square, Hanoi
Kindly Contributed By Bill Hayton Author of Vietnam, Rising Dragon “Vietnam is full of wonderful, remote places: terraced hills, pristine islands and wide green valleys. But if you want to understand something of how Vietnam works you don’t have to go further than the center of Hanoi. Ba Dinh Square, the epicenter of political life
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Biologists in Galapagos

Biologists in Galapagos
Recommendations for the scientifically minded visitor to the Galapagos: Michael Jackson’s Galapagos, A Natural History is still the best single reference, not at all insulting to the scientifically literate; Tui de Roy corrals dozens of scientists currently working in Galapagos for her illustrated, authoritative overview Galapagos, Preserving Darwin’s Islands (it is a good single reference
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The Inca Trail

The Inca Trail
The long delayed new edition of The Inca Trail, Cuzco & Machu Picchu has finally arrived, just in time for the 100th anniversary celebrations of Hiram Bingham’s rediscovery of Machu Picchu. Not just for those hiking the Inca Trail, this compact guide includes an excellent overview of the culture and history and attractions of Cuzco
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CN Traveler: Laos and the Four Corners

CN Traveler: Laos and the Four Corners
Run, don’t walk to pickup, or dial-up, the August issue of CN Traveler, which includes not just David Ebershoff’s uncommonly evocative “Loving Luang Prabang” but also “The Vanishing,” Leslie T. Chang’s travels in the Four Corners region. If these reports don’t fire up a desire to visit the old royal capital of Laos or haunting
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